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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of “Virtual Field Trips” on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Virginia or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Monticello

Explore Monticello, home of the president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Exhibitions such as “Crossroads” explore the history of slavery at Monticello with life-sized figures, interactive models, and recovered artifacts.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, CharlottesvilleTEL - 434-984-9880 Read More

Triple C Camp

Whether you’re looking for team-building activities, leadership development, scouting, or nature and science exploration, Triple C Camp Year Round Programs deliver.

ACTIVITY - Adventure Parks, Climbing, Ropes Courses, Ziplines, Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnights Trips, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, CharlottesvilleTEL - 434-293-2529 Read More

Center for Politics

The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics studies and promotion civic education and political participation. Tour the politics center, promoting civil engagement, and take part in a hands-on workshop.

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VIRGINIA, CharlottesvilleTEL - 434-243-8468

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is a hands-on center focusing on this historic expedition as a gateway for learning about exploration, transportation, the natural environment, and native cultures.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, CharlottesvilleTEL - 434-979-2425

Virginia Discovery Museum

The Virginia Discovery Museum is a children’s museum with hands on exhibits and activities in science, literacy, social studies themes.

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, CharlottesvilleTEL - 434-977-1025

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FieldTripDirectory.com (formerly ClassTrips.com and CampDirectorsResources.com) offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Charlottesville—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Charlottesville by by group type, cost, activity/curriculum type, grade level, distance, and venue name or keyword.

Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Charlottesville art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Charlottesville class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Charlottesville history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Charlottesville team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Charlottesville aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Charlottesville field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.


Overnight field trips include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, and other historic cities throughout the US. Retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.